CASE-ing the Catty - For Babies and Kids

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This week the CTC Crew are looking at the 'For Babies & Kids' section of the new Annual Catalogue on pages 102-111.

You may have come from visiting Mel's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

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This week, I'm CASE-ing the layout in the card above. I also really liked the gold embossing and gold trim at the bottom, which is one of the designs from the gorgeous 'Bundle of Love' designer paper pack.

Stampin' Up! Thoughts & Prayers for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the lovely tree design from the 'Thoughts & Prayers' stamp set as my focal image.  This is such a classic image and can be used for many occasions, however, I've paired it with the coordinating sentiments for a sympathy card. I masked the bottom part of the greeting to just have the 'thinking of you'.  The base card is thick Very Vanilla card stock with the Blushing Bride layered on top. The tree and sentiment have been heat embossed in gold and I have used the arrow design from the Bundle of Love designer paper for the trim at the base.  This is such a great paper pack, with gold foil designs on one side and either Blushing Bride or Soft Sky in the same design on the reverse. It is perfect for packaging, babies and just about everything else too. I added some pearls for an elegant and understated finishing touch.

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The art panel sits on the vellum card stock, which has a lovely softening effect as it extends out each side. You can see all the luscious gold embossing and the gold foil designer paper in this closeup. 

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For the inside, I have a Blushing Bride mat and a strip of the gold foil DSP at the bottom. I have heat embossed in gold one of the lovely sentiments from 'Thoughts and Prayers in the centre.

Project Details
Stamps Thoughts & Prayers
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Vellum card stock, Bundle of Love DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Stampa-ma-jig, Gold EP, Heat gun

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Kelly has to inspire you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the'For Babies & Kids section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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AWH - Favourite Bundle

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 24 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

Today, I'm sharing a project with the Daisy Delight bundle. This bundle has been soooo popular that all of the stock that was intended to last for months has been sold in weeks. Never fear, it will be back.  Products in the bundle are the 'Daisy Delight' stamp set and the fabulous Daisy Punch. It also coordinates with the Delightful Daisy designer paper and the Faceted Gems.

 
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I've made a fancy fold card that uses all of these products. It is called a Double Display card and I saw a tutorial by Amanda Bates. Her card is 6" square, using 12 x 12 card stock.  I wanted to use our A4 card stock and have altered it to fit and also to make it slightly smaller (it is rectangular). 
 
Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
This is the card closed with the belly around it and resting on the custom box-elope as it is quite thick when folded. The base card is Soft Sky and I've used Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral as accent colours with the gorgeous floral design from the Delightful Daisy paper pack.
 
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This is the card fully open. I have used the small floral design paper on the inside panels. In the centre the Wisteria background has been embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder. I have used the Happy Birthday Thinlits for a bold greeting, cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer. I have created a shadow using Silver Foil underneath and slightly offset, which is easier to see in the close-up below.
 
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I have added a writing panel on the reverse of the centre panel, with a DSP trim and simple stamped flower from the Daisy Delight stamp set.
 
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For the belly band, I have placed a stitched circle underneath and the Calypso Coral banner on top, as I didn't want the Wisteria circle to be too dominant. In the centre is my fluffy white daisy with Calypso Coral and So Saffron centre, topped with a clear Faceted Gem. 
 
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Finally, this is the card from the top, showing the folds.
 
Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
Project Details
Stamps Daisy Delight, Big on Birthdays
Card stock & Papers     Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Delightful Daisy DSP, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Foil
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral
Accessories Clear Faceted Gems, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Flourish Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Daisy punch, Blossoms punch (retired), Bitty Butterfly punch (retired), Simply Scored Board, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Write markers
 
Now it's time to hop over to see what Tina Gillespie has to inspire you. Click on the button below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so be sure to hop around and check out all the inspiring projects. We love to hear what you think of our creations, so your comments are always welcome!

1. Rachel Palmieri
2. Caroline Manwaring
3. Kate Morgan
4. Alisha Watson
5. Claire Daly
6. Rachel Woollard
7. Rebecca Jacovou
8. Kimberly Hern
9. Judy May  --------------------------> You are here!
10. Tina Gillespie
11. Catherine Proctor
12. Andrea Roberts
13. Sharon Davern
14. Monika O'Neill
15. Ros Davidson

 Thanks for visiting!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Love & Sympathy

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This week the CTC Crew are looking at the Love & Sympathy section of the new Annual Catalogue on pages 86-101.

You may have come from visiting Rebecca's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

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It has been a difficult week for us, as we had to put our beautiful silver Bengal cat Artie to sleep, after he had a stroke. Our pets become part of the family and their passing brings much sadness. This card is for everyone who needs a little extra TLC this week.

I'm CASE-ing the card above from the 'Whole Lot of Lovely' suite on page 86 of the Annual Catalogue. I love all the products in this suite and I've only managed to use a few of them this week.  I look forward to coming back to this suite soon.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I wanted a softer feel to my card, so I've used Basic Gray for the 'sending love' greeting, rather than black. I stamped the 'love' again and fussy cut and popped it up on the stamped image. I used a combination of markers and ink pads to stamp the rest of the cute floral elements that surround the large greeting. This stamp set is perfect for using your Stampin' Write markers to get the detail you want.

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I adhered the art panel to thick Whisper White card stock before adding some of the new Pool Party Shimmer ribbon around the top, with a little string of the new Mini Sequin trim in gold. I popped up the whole panel onto the Powder Pink card base. This is my first use of this colour and it is very pretty and I love it with Pool Party and grey.    

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For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat and some of the lovely new washi tape from the Basics Packs at the bottom for a simple and sweet finish.

Project Details
Stamps Lots of Love
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Pool Party, Whisper White
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Accessories Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Basics Pack 1 & 3 Washi
Tools     Stampin' Write Markers (Tranquil Tide, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry. Early Espresso)

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the project Rachel has to inspire for today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the Love & Sympathy section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Birthdays!

We're back CASE-ing the new Annual Catalogue and taking inspiration from the Birthdays section this week on pages 68-85. 

You may have come from visiting Julia's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

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I've been looking forward to breaking open the new Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper, so I've used the samples in the photo above for my inspiration. If you haven't already guessed, I can't get enough of the gorgeous new In Colour Berry Burst, as I'm a pink girl from way back. I also love making packaging, so I decided to go with a gift box as well.

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've sized my gift box  at 5.75" x 8" x 1.25" deep to fit some stamping goodies. I made the base of the box from Berry Burst card stock and the top from the new Foil Frenzy DSP.  The Foil Frenzy paper is thicker than the usual designer series paper, but not as heavy as card stock, so I cut the lid to have an extra width on all sides to turn in, to make it stronger. I also lined the inside of the lid with Berry Burst card stock.  Doesn't that gorgeous foil on the Kraft background pack a punch of yummy!

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To decorate the box, I have stayed with the layer of Vellum card stock down the centre of the lid with the Berry Burst ribbon. The embellishment is a mash-up of both samples, with the largest of the 'Lots of Labels' Framelits used to cut the Lemon Lime Twist background, which is a bright contrast to the Kraft and Berry Burst. I added the Delicate White doily and the Soft Sky circle frames the greeting that has been cropped with the second largest of the Stitched Shapes circles. I've used the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' stamp set for the greeting and the fussy cut flowers decorating the edge. This is fast becoming a go-to stamp set. You can see these details in the close-up pic below. 
    

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

All of the flower outlines were stamped in Berry Burst and the small ones were stamped again in Powder Pink. I stamped off with Berry Burst for the large flower. I like the softening effect of the Soft Sky frame.

Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers     Berry Burst, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Vellum 
 Ink Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink
Accessories Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon, Delicate Lace Doilies, Rhinestones, White Baker's twine
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Simply Scored Scoring tool, Dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue, Glue Dots

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see super cute project Bronwyn has to inspire you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the Birthdays section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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In Colour Starter Kit

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I hope you're enjoying the fabulous range of new products in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. To help your craft budget go further, I'm offering an In Colour Starter kit, featuring the 5 new colours just released. I think these are some of the best we have had for a few years.

Please Note: This offer is only available to those with an Australian residential address

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The In Colour Starter Kit is a fabulous way to experience the new Stampin' Up! 2017-19 In Colours.  You get everything you need to create with these 5 gorgeous new colours, without making a huge investment. It includes card stock, designer paper, ribbons and embellishments that coordinate perfectly - it makes creating so easy!

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 Here is what you receive in your kit:

  • 10 cut and scored card bases - 2 each of the 5 In Colours
  • 6" x 12" of Designer Series Paper -2 double-sided designs (see below)  in the 5 In Colours (10 sheets in total)
  • 1 metre each of 1/2" (1.3cm) Finely Woven Ribbon in the 5 In Colours (5 metres of ribbon in total)
  • 10 Bitty Bows (little felt bows) - 2 each of the 5 In Colours
  • 30 assorted punch outs and die cuts, including the new Pretty Label punch (bottom left in the above photo), new Daisy punch and Stitched shapes to complete the card designs, plus plenty left over for your own creations.

Designer Paper designs:

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Plus, you will receive as a gift from me:

  • 24 of the new Faceted Gems - 12 in gold and 12 in clear ( 4 each of 3 sizes as per the photo above)
  • Full colour tutorial with 5 card designs (including all measurements) using the products in your kit.

I have a sneak peak of one of the card designs that will be in the tutorial.  Please note, the kit does not contain any stamped images. I have used the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' stamp set in my card, but you can substitute your own greeting stamps or you can contact me to purchase this stamp set.

This first card is a great quick make, using the gorgeous Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist card stock and the Berry Burst ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Punch & Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have added a strip of Berry Burst DSP at the bottom and another of the lovely greetings from 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' stamp set.

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Next, is a stepped up version of the same layout. I've added some of the Lemon Lime Twist designer paper to the front and a label from the Pretty Label punch behind the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Punch & Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I've added some extra details to the bottom section of the writing panel.

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Don't miss out on this limited time opportunity. Click on the PayPal button below to purchase the In Colour Starter Kit, now. You can pay with a credit or debit card (via PayPal) if you do not have a PayPal account.

Buy In Colour Starter Kit Now - $25 + $4.30 postage to anywhere in Australia

 

Purchase coordinating In Colour ink pads:

I have used the coordinating In Colour ink pads in my card designs. If you would like to purchase the set of  2017-19 In Colour Classic Stampin' Pads  (1 each of the full sized ink pads in the 5 colours), for $53.45 including postage, please contact me to order.  

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Bonus with your purchase of the In Colour ink pads:

If you purchase the In Colour ink pad set, I will include 1 metre of each of the new super cute Mini Sequin Trim in Black, Gold and Silver with your In Colour Starter Kit (3 metres in total).

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Occasions Project

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This is our last week CASE-ing the Occasions Catalogue and the Crew are being inspired by their favourite project. I've really enjoyed the products and samples in this catalogue but I'm looking forward to CASE-ing our fabulous new Annual Catalogue from next week.

You may have come from visiting Elizabeth's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

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I have quite a few favourites in this catalogue, so I decided to CASE one of the projects that I really loved when I first saw the Occasions Catalogue. It is the middle card in the photo above, using the So Detailed Thinlits dies from the Falling in Love Suite. I love the fine lacy look of the largest die in this set. I've decided to create a very feminine birthday card with my CASE.

Stampin' Up! So Detailed Thinlits & Birthday Blooms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
    

I've created a landscape card with a Very Vanilla base using the new thick card stock that will be available in the Annual Catalogue on 1 June. I die cut the 2 lacy panels in Sahara Sand and layered them over a piece of the soft Bokeh print from the Falling in Love DSP. I added the DSP to a card stock panel first to make it more robust and then added the lacy panels to each side. I matted this panel onto more Sahara Sand card stock and wrapped some of my favourite Blushing Bride Stitched Satin ribbon around the centre, before adding it to the vanilla card base.

Stampin' Up! So Detailed Thinlits & Birthday Blooms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I heat embossed the birthday greeting from the 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set in gold and cropped it with an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and matted it on a gold foil oval using Layering Ovals Framelits. It is popped up over the centre of the lacy panels and I added the Blushing Bride bow at the top and a little heart punched from Blushing Bride glimmer finishes it off. You can see these details in the pic above.
    

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For the inside, I have a Blushing Bride mat and a small strip of the DSP at the bottom. I stamped the single flower image from 'Birthday Blooms' in Sahara Sand ink and added a little bit of colour to the flower to continue the soft look. For the final detail I have sponged over the die cut on the side of the envelope.

Project Details
Stamps Birthday Blooms
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Falling in Love DSP, Gold Foil, Blushing Bride Glimmer paper
 Ink Versamark, Sahara Sand
Accessories Blushing Bride Stitched Satin ribbon
Tools     Stitched Shapes & Layering Ovals Framelits, So Detailed Thinlits, Big Shot, Hearts Confetti punch, Gold EP, Heat gun, Copic marker

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Jackie Noble has to inspire you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE of your favourite project from the Occasions Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Project from Annual Catalogue

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Hi there

It is almost the end of the current Annual Catalogue, so this week the CTC Crew are CASE-ing their favourite project.

You may have come from visiting Julia's blog,  but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.


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 This week  I have chosen the cute projects on the front cover, made with the 'Jar of Love' stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Jars framelits for my inspiration.  The little jar with the flower posy is definitely one of my favourite projects from the Annual Catalogue. 

   Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Shaker Card for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
    

I've done a mash-up of both projects in the photo to create my card today, plus I added the shaker element for a bit of fun.  My card base is Watermelon Wonder and I've added a layer of Pool Party card stock. I used my Simply Scored scoring tool to add some simple embossing on the top half. I tried a few different embossing folders, but they seemed to overwhelm it, so I think this strikes the right balance.  Over the Watermelon Wonder strip in the centre I have added  the gold spotted foil acetate that was used on the note card in the basket. I have covered my die cut jar with Window Sheet (acetate) to create a little shaker element. I've filled it with some of the pretty Sprinkles embellishments - in fact it was the sprinkles that determined the colour choices for the card. Here is a closeup.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Shaker Card for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I folded the acetate over the sides of the jar and adhered it with tape. The curves at the bottom were a bit fiddly, but with some nicks around the curve, it will fold over. Folding the acetate over the edges creates a curved space that works perfectly for a shaker element. The little flowers were stamped in Flirty Flamingo and the greenery in Emerald Envy. I've stamped off to get the colour variations. 
    

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For the inside, I stamped some greenery in the corner and then added a strip of Watermelon Wonder washi at the bottom before adding a couple of little die cut flowers over the top.   

Project Details
Stamps Jar of Love, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Whisper White, Fabulous Foil Acetate, Window Sheet
 Ink Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Pool Party
Accessories Sprinkles Embellishments, Delicate White Doilies, Affectionately Yours Washi set
Tools     Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Mel has to inspire you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE of any of the project kits from the Occasions or Annual Catalogues using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

Thanks for visiting today!

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AWH Annual Catalogue Sneak Peak

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Tonight I am participating in a blog hop along with the talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some fabulous ideas from the brand new  2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, to inspire you. All of the new product I'm using in my projects today will be available on 1 June 2017 - that's less that 2 weeks away. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

One of the many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that we get to purchase some of the fabulous products from the new Annual Catalogue in advance. I've decided to focus on the 'Delightful Daisy Suite' for my projects today. Products in the suite include the 'Daisy Delight' stamp set, the fabulous Daisy Punch, gorgeous Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and yummy Faceted Gems. I think you can guess that I really love these products!

 
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There are lots of colours in the Delightful Daisy DSP, including Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White. Although not listed, there is also Wisteria Wonder in the floral designs and Soft Sky works beautifully as well. I'm sure you will find some designs that you love. The stamp set and punch are bundled with a 10% discount for $54.75.
  
One of the gorgeous floral designs from the Delightful Daisy designer paper pack takes centre stage on my first card. This is one of my favourites and I've paired it with Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral. I've punched out 4 layers with the Daisy punch using thick Whisper White as it is more robust if you want to curve the petals with your bone folder.
 
Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
I used the Simply Scored scoring tool to create the embossed panel at the top. The greeting is from the new 'Wood Words' stamp set and I've cropped it with an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits. I also punched out 2 of the mid-sized flower in Calypso Coral with the (retiring) Blossom punch and offset them; it makes the perfect 'frill' that you get round the centre of a Gerbera. Next is a 1/2" circle and on top is one of the new gold facted gems - love these! Here is a close up for you.
 
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I've kept the inside very simple, just adding a strip of the DSP at the bottom of the writing panel and a little border of Pool Party.
 
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Project Details
Stamps Wood Words, Special Reason
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Delightful Daisy DSP 
 Ink Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Accessories White Baker's twine, Facted Gems, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stylish Stems Framelits, Big Shot, Daisy punch, Classic Label punch, Dimensionals, Tombow glue
 
For my second card, I've used  the 'Daisy Delight' stamp set to create a focus panel for my card. It sits on a Night of Navy design from the paper pack and is matted on Wild Wasabi. It is difficult to see, but I have used a Blender Pen to pull some ink from the centre of the daisies for a little soft colour. 
 
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For the inside, I've added a little more daisy garden on the right side to complement the front.
 
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Project Details
Stamps Daisy Delight, Eastern Beauty
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, Delightful Daisy DSP
 Ink Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green
Accessories Night of Navy Baker's twine, Brights Enamel Shapes
Tools     Blender Pen
 
Now it's time to hop over to see what Catherine Proctor has to inspire you. Click on the button below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so be sure to hop around and check out all the inspiring projects. We love to hear what you think of our creations, so your comments are always welcome!

1. Tina Gillespie
2. Ros Davidson
3. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
4. Kate Morgan
5. Andrea Roberts
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Alisha Watson
8. Kimberly Hern
9. Monika O'Neill
10. Claire Daly
11. Sharon Davern
12. Rachel Woollard
13. Caroline Manwaring
14. Judy May  --------------------> You are here!
15. Catherine Proctor
16. Rebecca Jacovou

 Thanks for visiting!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Favourite Kit

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Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from project kits from either the Occasions or the Annual Catalogues.

You may have come from the blog of the super talented Kelly Kent,  but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.


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This week,  I have chosen the 'Perfectly Wrapped' Project Kit on page 159 of the Annual Catalogue for my inspiration. This is such a great kit with everything you need to make 8 bags and 8 boxes for gift giving. However, I want to show you what I have made using supplies I had on hand, plus my favourite 'Pop of Pink' Designer Series Paper.

      Stampin' Up! Pop of Pink Gift Packaging for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

First up, I made the little treat box, using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (page 176 of the Annual Catalogue). They are so cute and perfect for a small gift such as jewellery, favours for weddings or events.  I cut a 5.1cm (2") strip of the gold flecked design from the Pop of Pink DSP pack and then scored it at 5cm with my trimmer and it fits perfectly into the box. I added a small gold doily to the top and a 1" black circle forms the base for the Melon Mambo bow which is the perfect size for this treat box. I added some gold sequin trim and a flagged greeting from the 'Designer Tin of Cards' stamp set. This is a fabulous set with a great range of large and small greetings.

Stampin' Up! Pop of Pink Gift Packaging for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
    

The gift bag starts with the flat 15.2cm x 20.3cm Cellophane Bags (also page 176 of the Annual Catalogue). To create a base in the bag, I flattened and folded over the corners and used a glue dot to hold them in place as shown in the pic below. I folded over 1", so the base of my bag becomes 2", so you can decide how large or small you want the base to be. 

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I cut a  3 3/4" wide strip of the Melon Mambo striped design from the Pop of Pink DSP pack and then scored it at 1", 3", 9 3/4" with my Scoring Board and cut it at 10 3/4". I popped the scored strip into the bag  and used glue dots to attach the DSP (at the 9 3/4" score line) to the top of the bag. The flap then folds over the front and is held in place by the Gold Binder Clips.

Stampin' Up! Pop of Pink Gift Packaging for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

With the bag done,  it is a matter of decorating the front and the banner makes the perfect backdrop. You can attach it to the front flap or just hold it in place with the binder flip. I stamped another greeting from the 'Designer Tin of Cards' stamp set in Melon Mambo and then went over the top of the 'fantastic' with a black Stampin' Write marker and cropped it with one of the Stitched Shapes circles. It is matted on a 2" circle of Melon Mambo and then popped up on the large gold doily. I finished it with a gold glimmer heart and a string of the gold sequin trim. I was really pleased with the way it turned out and shows how easy it is to create gift bags with a pack of beautifully coordinated designer series paper. Here is a closeup of the details.

Stampin' Up! Pop of Pink Gift Packaging for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Designer Tin of Cards
Card stock & Papers     Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pop of Pink DSP, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Melon Mambo
Accessories Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, Cellophane Bags, Gold Sequin Trim, Metallic Foil Doilies,
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, 1" Circle punch, 2" Circle punch, Bow Builder punch, Heart Confetti punch, Black Stampin' Write marker, Glue dots, Scoring Board

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the lovely project Kathryn has for you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE of any of the project kits from the Occasions or Annual Catalogues using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Sneak Peak!

Hi there

Today, I want to share a sneak peak of a new bundle of products that will be in the up coming 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. If you follow me regularly, you probably realise that I am a 'pink girl' and Melon Mambo is one of my very favourite colours. Well, I've found another - Berry Burst! It is one of the 5 new In Colours that will be released with the new Annual Catalogue. It is a real cerise pink that is rich and vivid and pairs beautifully with gold.

I've used the new 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' stamp set and the coordinating 'Happy Birthday' Thinlits dies. The stamp set is a massive 32 piece photopolymer set and includes lots of greetings in 2 lovely font styles, 2-step floral elements and 2 balloon options. The smaller greetings fit into the frame that can be cropped with the Classic Label punch and the balloons work with the Balloon Bouquet punch. It is paired with the lovely script 'Happy Birthday' thinlit die that is 8.3cm x 7.3cm at the widest points. It really makes a bold statement and fabulous for a quick make. You can see the products below.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Happy Birthday Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The other new product I've used is the 'Color Theory' 6 x 6 paper stack. It has 4 colours (Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive) and there are 3 double sided designs that are perfect for backgrounds on your cards. I've used the crackle design and stamped the open flower in the 2 sizes in diagonal corners. Some are stamped off to give the lighter colour. The largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits provides the background for the 'happy birthday' in Gold Glimmer.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Happy Birthday Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I added a mat of Gold foil for the crackle art piece and then popped the whole panel up onto the Berry Burst card base. This closeup shows more of the detail.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Happy Birthday Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I lashed out with a Gold Foil mat and on the writing panel I have added a small strip of another of the designs from 'Color Theory' at the base.  For a bit of fun I have heat embossed the spotty balloon in gold on the Berry Burst card stock and cropped it with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  The string is from the 'Balloon Adventures' stamp set also heat embossed in gold.

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Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Balloon Adventures
Card stock & Papers     Berry Burst, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Color Theory DSP
 Ink Berry Burst, Versamark
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Happy Birthday Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Balloon Bouquet punch, Heat gun

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